UFC 303: Pereira vs. Procházka 2 - Everything You Need to Know

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UFC 303: Pereira vs. Procházka II - A Night of High Stakes and High Drama

The octagon is set to ignite tonight as UFC 303 takes center stage at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. While the event may have lost its original headliner, the replacement main event promises an electrifying rematch that has fight fans buzzing with anticipation. Here’s a comprehensive preview of the action-packed card.

Main Event: Light Heavyweight Championship Rematch

In a twist of fate, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Alex Pereira will defend his title against former champion Jiří Procházka. This rematch comes just months after their first encounter at UFC 295, where Pereira claimed the vacant title with a spectacular second-round TKO. Both fighters bring a wealth of experience and knockout power to the cage, setting the stage for a potential fight of the year candidate.

Co-Main Event: Lightweight Fireworks

The co-main event is now featuring a 165 Catchweight clash between Diego Lopes and last minute replacement Dan Ige. Ortega withdrew from the bout due to an illness. 

Stacked Main Card

The main card is loaded with compelling matchups:
  • Anthony Smith vs. Roman Dolidze: A clash of titans in the Light Heavyweight division, both looking to climb the ranks towards a title shot.
  • Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Macy Chiasson: A Bantamweight bout that promises fireworks as both fighters are known for their aggressive styles.
  • Ian Machado Garry vs. Michael Page: An exciting Welterweight matchup featuring two of the most dynamic strikers in the division.


The preliminary card features a mix of veterans and rising stars:
  • Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-André Barriault: Middleweight contenders looking to make a statement.
  • Cub Swanson vs. Andre Fili: Featherweights with a history of thrilling performances.
  • Charles Jourdain vs. Jean Silva: A Catchweight bout with high stakes for both fighters.
  • Payton Talbott vs. Yanis Ghemmouri: Bantamweights ready to showcase their skills.

Early Prelims

Early prelims kick off the night with matchups across multiple weight classes, including a heavyweight bout between veteran Andrei Arlovski and Martin Buday.
  • Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Gillian Robertson: A Strawweight showdown featuring seasoned veterans.
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Martin Buday: Heavyweights looking to deliver a knockout performance.
  • Rei Tsuruya vs. Carlos Hernandez: A Flyweight battle of speed and technique.
  • Ricky Simón vs. Vinicius Oliveira: Bantamweights opening the event with high energy and intensity.

How to Watch

The early prelims begin at 6:00 PM ET, followed by the prelims at 8:00 PM ET, and the main card at 10:00 PM ET. The event will be available on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

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